Elliott Ostler, Ed.D.

University of Nebraska at Omaha,

Teacher Education Department, 406n Roskens Hall, Omaha, Nebraska 68182



Institution                            Concentration                     Degree              Year    

University of South Dakota             Math/Science Education            Ed.D.               1993

University of Nebraska at Omaha        Math/Science Education            M.S.                1990

University of Nebraska at Omaha        Math Education                    B.S.                1988



Years               Position, Institution

2015-Present        Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Nebraska at Omaha
2005-2015           Professor of STEM Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha 

1999-2005           Associate Professor of Math Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha

1994-1999           Assistant Professor of Math Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha

1993-1994           Education Instructor, City University, Bellevue, Washington. 

1990-1993           Mathematics Teacher, Elk Horn-Kimballton High School, Elk Horn, Iowa.

1990-1993           Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Iowa Western Community College

1999-2007           Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, College of St. Mary, Omaha.

1994-2012           Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Metro Community College, Omaha

1994-2006           Adjunct Mathematics/Science Instructor, Buena Vista University, Council Bluffs, IA


University of Nebraska at Omaha Course Assignments:

EDL 9610 - Applied Intermediate Statistics in EDAD 
EDL 9620 - Advanced Statistics in EDAD
EDL 9000 - Research Design
TED 8430 – School Curriculum Planning/STEM Curriculum Planning

TED 8010 – Introduction to Research     

TED 8540 – Microcomputers in the Educational Process

TED 8970 – Independent Study (No FTE)

TED 8100 – Independent Research (No FTE)

TED 3000 – Special Topics in Mathematics (No FTE)

TED 4600 – Student Teacher Supervision

TED 4000 – Special Methods in the Content Area:  Secondary Mathematics

TED 4330 – Teaching of Math, Elementary

University of Nebraska at Lincoln Course Assignment:

TEAC801 – Curriculum Inquiry in k-12 Mathematics

Adjunct Course Assignments

Basic Computational Mathematics                   

Developmental Mathematics          

Introductory Algebra                                  

Intermediate Algebra                                     

Pre-Calculus Algebra                              

Euclidean Geometry                                   

Business Statistics                                        

General Statistical Methods                     

Mathematics for Health Occupations                  

Mathematics for the Trades                           

Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Differential Equations
Statistics (Calculus Based)
Abstract Mathematics
Applied Linear Algebra
General Physics
Elementary Science Methods
Numbers and Geometry for Teachers

Ostler, E. (2015).  STEMathematics:  Exercises in Applied Computation and Modeling.  Cycloid Publications: Omaha, NE.  ISBN: 979-09966741-0-2.

Ostler, E. (2012).  Introductory Algebra:  A Condensed Framework of Essential Skills.  Lulu Publishing


Ostler, E. (2013).  Exploring logarithms with a ruler.  The Mathematics Teacher. 106(9), 668-73.

Ostler, E. (2012).  21st century STEM education:  A tactical model for long range success.  International Journal of Applied Science and Technology.  (2)1, 28-33.

Grandgenett, N., Ostler, E., Topp, N., & Goeman, R. (2012).  Robotics and Problem-Based Learning in STEM Formal Educational Environments.  Robotics in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning (Chapter 5) pp. 94-119.  IGI Global:  Hershey, PA

Ostler, E. (2011).  Teaching adaptive and strategic reasoning through formula derivation: Beyond formal semiotics.  Sutra: International Journal of Mathematical Sciences Education.  (4)2, 116-126.

Ostler, E., & Flesch, M.  (2011). Suggestions for making vertical articulation between courses a tangible part of the mathematics curriculum using Dynamic Solution Exercises.  MathAMATYCJournal for the Association of Two Year Colleges.  Fall, 2011.

Flesch, M., & Ostler, E.  (2011).  An analysis of how proctoring exams in online mathematics offerings affects student learning and course integrity.  International Journal of Mathematics Teaching and Learning.  Spring, 2011.

Ostler, E., Topp, N., Goeman, R., & Grandgenett, N.  (2011).  Contributing to the cyberinfrastructure:  An

interactive STEM lesson development model for educational robotics.  Proceedings for the Society for

Information Technology in Teacher Education conference.  Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Flesch, M., & Ostler, E. (2010).  An analysis of proctored versus non-proctored tests in an online intermediate algebra course.  MathAMATYC:  Journal for the Association of Two Year Colleges.  Fall, 2010.

Ostler, E. (2009).  From Robotics to semiotics:  Using robots and graphing calculators to provide context for

traditional algebra skills.  Proceedings for the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education

conference, p.p. 3606-3610.  Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Ostler, E., Grandgenett, N., & Mitchell, C. (2008).  Innovations in mathematics assessment: Some reflections on using Solution Dynamics to enhance quality indicators in mathematics.  The Mathematics Educator.  18(2),


Ostler, E. (2008).  Graphing to Guilloché, Functions to Fabergé (yes… as in eggs):  An Examination of

Transformational Coefficients in Curve Sketching.  Mathematical Connections.  Series 2, Number 4. 

Grandgenett, N., Ostler E., Jeanetta, J., Surface, J. (2007). Evaluating a four state workforce education project: questions of investigative interest and impact threads.  The Journal for Workforce Education and

Development, 2(4), 1-20.

Ostler, E. (2006).  Geometric Addition Plus Logarithms Equals Geometric Multiplication. Practical Uses of Math and Science (PUMAS Collection)  http://pumas.jpl.nasa.gov/examples/layout.asp

Ostler, E. (2005).  Regression analysis revisited:  Deriving the regression equation using matrices.  The Source, 4(4), 18-24.

Ostler, E., Grandgenett, N.F., Topp, N.  (2001).  Revisiting mathematics instruction in a graphing calculator

environment: An overview of teacher preparation.  The Source, 3(1), 29-33.


Synergistic Activities

  • External Funding: Current CoPI of the SPIRIT 2.0 Educational Robotics Grant (2007) NSF/DR K12, $3 Million, 2007-2012; PI/CoPI roles on 12 other federal, state, and private foundation educational grants totaling more than $10 million.
  • General Research Dissemination – Approximately 70 journal publications, 4 textbook resource publications, 50 International, National, and State conference presentations.
  • College Board National Consultant Advisory Panel member and College Board Trainer for Pre-AP Vertical Teams in Mathematics and AP Assessment.
  • United States Patent #:  D506938 Improved Ruler Set.  Original Invention for middle and secondary level mathematics education.
  • NASA product review consultant for NASA education products in the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).
  • Mathematics Education Professional Development Consultant for approximately 250 full day mathematics and STEM education workshops.
  • National Science Foundation Grant Reviewer for Discovery Research K-12 awards.
  • Avenue Scholars Foundation Mathematics Instructor, Omaha, NE.
  • Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics Executive Board Member.   


Collaborators:  B. Chen (University of Nebraska at Omaha); P. Clark (Strategic Air and Space Museum Education Director; Plattsmouth, NE); N. Grandgenett (University of Nebraska at Omaha);  J. Harris (University of Texas); R. Mortenson (University of Nebraska at Omaha); Michael Flesch (Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska)

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